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(Updated   April 22 2014)
Total number of phone subscriptions: 927
Mobiles  900 million 
Landlines: 27 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  220 million  including  mobile Internet 115 million Broadband:  56 million (wired: 15 million;  mobile: 41 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)

NEW! Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
Gartner study on 3-D printer market

Worldwide  mobile usage: Ericsson study

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DataWind, maker of the Aakash tablet joins Business Call to Action
Mphasis taps Mindcrest to boost its governance and risk offering
Mphasis taps Mindcrest to boost its governance and risk offering
Aditi acquisition will make Symphony Teleco a strong contender in Internet-of-Things services biz
Mphasis taps Mindcrest to boost its governance and risk offering
Amazon Hindi book store is largest in India
UST Global joins Preva Systems and Mobiotics to address Web of Things
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CSI Communications, now in a digital avatar
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SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive: Both sides now!
IT happened in India
  Mphasis taps Mindcrest to boost its governance and risk offering
Bangalore, April  23,2014: Leading IT services provider, Mphasis, has partnered  legal services outsourcing (LPO) pioneer, Mindcrest  to offer its next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) service. It embeds  Mindcrest’s legal support service capabilities into the existing GRC framework to  provide a  comprehensive solution that encompass domain and process expertise and technology enablement. ....
CSI Communications, now in a digital avatar
Mumbai April 21 2014:   CSI Communications, the monthly  news magazine of the Computer Society of India has gone digital.  Suchit Gogwekar,  Executive Secretary, CSI informs members in a message that they can find the digital edition at this link . ....
Amazon Hindi book store is largest in India
Bangalore, April 20, 2014:  The India site of  the world's biggest online retail shop has launched the country's largest Hindi book store offering a selection from over 23,000 titles. ...
DataWind, maker of the Aakash tablet joins Business Call to Action
New Delhi,  April  19, 2014: Leading developer of wireless web access and products, and the manufacturer of Aakash,  the world’s lowest cost android tablet PC -- DataWind has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA). ...
Pune, Vellore, engineering students honoured by ANSYS
Bangalore, April 18, 2014:  Teams from the College of Engineering at Pune University (COEP) and the Vellore Institute of Technology  have bagged the  ANSYS Engineering Simulation award in the  BAJA SAEIndia all-terrain vehicle (ATV) development contest  this year. ...

Huawei helps Calicut become first Kerala university with campus-wide WiFi
Kozhikode/ New Delhi, April 20 2014: Kerala's Calicut University has turned to infotech solutions leader Huawei to  provide a campus-wide WiFi solution to provide free high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and to make the university accessible to the internet, anytime, anywhere. ....
Edurite launches online self paced courses for CBSE Class 9-12
Bangalore, April 12, 2014: Good news for  students of the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE):  Edurite, a part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company,  has launched an online self-paced curriculum for CBSE students. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
SeatGuru app now integrated with Sabre booking solution
April 23 2014:  Travel technology leader Sabre has   integrated  TripAdvisor's  popular seat selection app, SeatGuru  into its  seat booking solutions for travel and ticket agents. The SeatGuru Red App allows users to quickly find seat and amenity information and gives agents the ability to explore seat maps and reviews submitted by other agents and travelers. ....
Soon passengers can get baggage updates, queue times on mobile phones: SITA study
Dublin, Ireland, April 21 2014:  Airlines and airports  are being pushed by strong passenger demand to offer mobile based services for for flight status, baggage status and airport directions.  More than half of passengers would use their mobiles  for such applications and by 2016 the majority of airlines and airports will offer these services, finds a study  by IT and communication provider to the air transport industry,  SITA, released here at the  CAPA’s Airlines in Transition Summitwhich ended here last week. ....

Product Pulse
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive: Both sides now!
It was Albert Einstein who said once  about  Life's really big  problems : 'When the solution is simple, you  can hear God thinking." Some of the greatest scientific challenges have finally been  reduced by great  thinkers into a startlingly simple  solution. ....
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Back to the Future of e-reading
March 30 2014: A few years ago, I  had the opportunity to interview that great  director of Malayalam's New Wave Cinema -- Adoor Gopalakrishnan.  The subject was   the trend of 'colorizing' some of the  classic Indian black and white movies -- and Adoor was ofcourse, very eloquent against tampering with such original gems. ....
Acer Chromebook C720: superfast boot, ultralight
When Google released  the design of its Chromebook, Acer was one the first to release a commercial model -- and its original  version has now evolved into the C720 with some significant improvements. ...

IT's for you
  C Sharp conference in Ghaziabad, a big hit
New Delhi, April 23 2014: One of  North India’s  largest developer conferences, -- the C# Corner Annual Conference 2014 -- saw enthusiastic participation last week  at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad. C# Corner MVPs (Most Valued Professionals) and members gathered from all over the world. ....
New Jabra wireless headset comes in two variants
New Delhi, April 23, 2014: Communications and audio solutions leader Jabra,, has unveiled the Jabra PRO 900 wireless headset  variants developed specifically for the Asian Pacific market. The series include two that make migrating from the traditional handset to wireless headsets simple and cost-efficient. ....
Huawei launches suite of open WiFi data cards
New Delhi, April 22, 2014: Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider,  Huawei,  has launched a suite of Wi-Fi "open data" cards designed to suit the needs of Indian consumers for high-speed data consumption across multiple devices. ...
New Axis camera range promises surveillance under any condition
Bangalore, April 13 2014: Network Video leader Axis Communications has launched a new series of seven day-and night   bullet-style cameras  for any and all surveillance environments. ...
From Chennai-based BlacknGreen, an all-in-one Islamic mobile app
Chennai, April 12, 2014:  India-based  Value Added Services provider, BlackNGreen,   has just launched a  free and comprehensive  Islamic Mobile Application – ‘Ibadat’ -- which promises to  feature every attribute that a follower of Islam would need in order to be spiritually connected to his religion in day to day life. ...

IT people
  Arun Kumar Parameswaran takes over as India MD of VMWare
Bangalore, April 21, 2014:  Arun Kumar Parameswaran  has moved from his position as India Managing Director of RedHat to a similar position with virtualization leader , VMware.He succeeds T Srinivasan, who has decided to step down after five years with the company. ....
Cognizant veteran Chandrasekharan is new NASSCOM chairman
New Delhi,  April 10, 2014:  Sounds like a law firm!  IT's to be 'Chandrasekhar & Chandrasekharan' at the helm of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).  The  Association has named R Chandrasekaran, Executive Vice Chairman of Cognizant India, as the Chairman of NASSCOM for the year 2014-15. ....
Jay Bhow to lead NetApps engineering team in India
Bangalore, April 09, 2014: Jay Bhow is the new vice president of Engineering for  storage and data management leader NetApp. ...

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We sell more than products in India: GE Healthcare
"We develop economically relevant products for this economically challenging application—healthcare in India. I find this everywhere", says GE Healthcare President John Dineen, in an interview  published in  Financial Express, April 14 2014

Bangalore to have mall with facilities for startups
The startup community has just found a new patron in none other than institutional investment firm Xander Group.Virtuous Retail, a mall developer-cum-operator backed by Xander with a committed equity of $600 million, is creating an incubation centre for entrepreneurs at its upcoming mall in Whitefield, Bangalore, a first among mall developers in the country. Times of India,  April 15 2014

With Narayana Murthy at helm, attrition rate climbs to 18.7% at Infosys
The exodus in IT major Infosys is not limited to top level management but also with the other staff as the company reported an attrition rate of 18.7% in the fourth quarter of FY14 against  16.3% in the same period last year. Attrition levels were 18.1% in the third quarter of FY14. Recent exits, which include former head of Americas Ashok Vemuri and former CFO V Balakrishnan, had raised concerns among investors.... New Indian Express  April 16 3014


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